The state government has appointed ADGP Sanjeev Singhal as the new head of the SIT probing CPI leader Govind Pansare’s murder case.
Dabholkar was shot on August 20, 2013 in Pune. Pansare was shot on February 16, 2015 at Kolhapur and died four days later.
Parshuram Waghmore, who is linked to Sri Rama Sene, was arrested on June 11 by the SIT from his home in Sindhagi in Vijayapura in north Karnataka.
“Hindutva organisations have formed a group of 60 people from Maharashtra, Karnataka, Goa and other parts of the country to target activists and intellectuals who do not agree with their radical views,” Megha Pansare told.
Over 15 rounds of cartridges of .32 calibre, which are the same as the 7.65 mm cartridges, were seized from Naveen Kumar’s possession.
Hamid said the gun used and the modus operandi of the killers clearly pointed out the involvement of radical outfits. “The pattern is similar in the killings of the three rationalists and the journalist,” he added.
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Pansare and his wife were shot by unidentified persons in Kolhapur during their morning walk on February 16, 2015. While his wife survived, the veteran CPI leader died in a Mumbai hospital four days later. Gaikwad was arrested in September 2015 for his alleged involvement in Pansare’s killing.
Wives of accused list ‘divine medicines’ administered at ashrams, which they found were ‘amisulpride’, ‘resperidone’.
This is the second chargesheet in the case. Earlier, the SIT had filed a chargesheet against another Sanatan Sanstha member.
On February 16, 2015, two motorcycle-borne persons shot at Pansare and his wife around 9 am when the couple was on a walk near their residence in Ideal Society, Sagarmal, in Kolhapur.
CPI leader and rationalist Pansare was shot near his residence in Kolhapur on February 16, 2015, by assailants riding a motorcycle. He succumbed to his injuries four days later.